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Warren Campus to host military simulation

military Davenport University will host a military simulation for faculty and staff at the Warren Campus on Friday, Dec. 1. Sessions will be offered at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.

“Intended to provide an educational insight into the lives of military students, this experiential learning opportunity is highly recommended for any faculty or staff members who may have contact with these students,” said Jessica Fasburg, a College of Health Professions staff member. ”The simulation will provide an eye-opening experience for participants that will foster an inclusive university campus.”

State senator helps commemorate new Student Veterans Lounge at Warren Campus

Veterans Lounge in Warren

State Senator Steve Bieda presented a special tribute to commemorate the opening of the Student Veterans Lounge at Davenport University’s campus in Warren, Michigan, on Nov. 6.

Ranked by Military Times as among the ‘Best for Vets Colleges,’ Davenport strives to support veteran students and families. DU provides specialized services in admissions and advising through its Military and Veteran Services Office and offers a 20 percent tuition discount for service members, veterans and their families.

Reconstructing a warrior’s experience: Local artist to present at DU during Veterans Week

When Grand Rapids artist Matthew Provoast was cleaning out his grandfather’s home after he passed away, he came across boxes deep in the basement cupboards labeled “Viet Nam.” His grandfather, Thomas Zimmer, was a Metro Detroit native who served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972.

Showing appreciation for veterans

Veteran and his familyDavenport University strives to help veterans achieve their academic goals and has allocated staff resources to military admissions and advising.

From Monday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 11, DU will celebrate Veterans Week with the following events:

October GREAT Recognition recipients

Congratulations to the Davenport University employees who were recognized in October for their GREAT customer service.

Revised Student Evaluation of Teaching implemented this fall

A faculty committee has reviewed the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) survey and has made recommendations for changes which have been approved by the Provost.  The committee was able to focus questions on key criteria for successful instruction and evaluation of course materials.  The resulting survey is streamlined and will be easier for students to complete.

Engage@DU features campus events, student organizations and volunteer opportunities

OrgSync has migrated to a new platform called Engage@DU.

The Engage@DU platform will provide the tools and resources that OrgSync offered, in addition to a new layout with additional functionality. Engage@DU will provide a campus events calendar, student organization information and volunteer opportunities (including the VTO form for employees).

REMINDER: Town Hall scheduled for Nov. 15

As a reminder, a Town Hall meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15, for all Davenport University faculty and staff. This event will be held in the Wilbur & Sharon Lettinga Auditorium 2:30 to 4 p.m. and streamed live to other DU campuses.

High schoolers learn nursing skills at Warren Campus

Students learn skills at nursing campStudents from 12 high schools participated in the inaugural Nursing Camp at the Warren Campus in July.

“We involved senior nursing students into the curriculum as active leaders and educators,” said Andrea Shaw, the Associate Department Chair of Nursing at Davenport University’s Warren Campus.

“The students learned skills from critical thinking to hands-on tasks such as assessment of vital signs, injections and bedside procedures,” Shaw said.

DU alumna recognized as one of Metro Detroit’s emerging leaders

Randi OlsonDavenport University alumna Randi Olson has been recognized with a Vanguard Award by Detroit Young Professionals. She is one of 11 emerging leaders in Metro Detroit who will be recognized at the 7th annual Vanguard Awards event on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

“I feel honored and privileged to be recognized among such inspiring young leaders,” Olson, a forensic accounting manager at Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services, said. “I’m simply a person who is progressing well through my career and participating in two volunteer organizations that bring me great joy. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be recognized this year.”

Olson earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting Fraud Investigation at Davenport University, taking classes at the campuses in Livonia and Warren to complete her degree.